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Ice Skating and Rinks

Enjoy some of the countries best ice facilities and courses at our three indoor rinks Streatham Ice and Leisure CentreSobell Leisure Centre, Islington and the Link Centre, Swindon.

We offer ice skating classes based on the National Ice Skating Association structure with expert guidance from our staff. No matter what level you are on, we have a class for you.

And if you would just like to have fun with your friends and family, visit our ice skating rinks during our public sessions and events like ice discos and hockey games for some great fun.



Dancing on Ice Star Perri Shakes-Drayton's ice skating tips

Have you ever wanted to try ice skating but are not sure where to start, or you’re worried about falling over? Dancing on Ice star Perri Shakes-Drayton is on hand to give you some helpful hits to make you feel more confident on the ice.

Public Ice Skating Sessions

Parent ice skating with her child

Our public ice skating sessions are a great place to have fun with friends and family, while enjoying the health benefits of skating at the same time. Benefits include improved balance, flexibility, muscle tone and core strength.

The sessions are suitable for everyone, young or old, big or small and all skill levels, whether you are a superstar in training or a beginner just setting out. Skate hire is available for all sessions from child size 7 to an adult size 15. And for the smaller ones who may need extra support, we have fun penguin skating aids to help to build independence and confidence on the ice. 

Book a session online to save time and avoid the queues today. 


Ice Disco

Our Ice Discos have a cool club vibe - the ideal hang out for young adults. With a mix of DJs playing a variety of music and disco illumination, they are coolest place to spend the evening with existing friends and making new ones. 

For more details on session times check the website of your local Better ice rink  – we currently have ice rinks in Streatham, London’s Islington and Swindon.


Learn to Skate

Learning to ice skate is a fun and unique way to keep fit and meet new friends.

Our learn to skate courses are taught in groups of up to 16 people by highly qualified professional ice coaches, which are suitable for children as young as three, up to adults of any age. Whatever level you're at, beginner to pro, we will aim to get your skills to the next level.

Ice skating instructor teaching three people how to ice skate

Birthday Parties

Child at an ice skating birthday party

Offer your child the most unique and fun birthday. We have different birthday packages to offer like extra help from our side for the organisation, birthday meal, private party room, ice skating lesson during the party and much more. 

Parties are suitable for ages 5 and over (under 8’s must be accompanied on the ice) and we can accommodate up to 40 children.


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Ice Training Sessions

Our programme will see you develop through levels 1 to 8 as set and nationally recognised by the National Ice Skating Association (NISA) – with steps to advanced dance and free skating bronze, silver and gold available.

For skaters undertaking private ice coaching, we offer dedicated time slots on the ice for lessons for those at level 5 or above on the National Ice Skating Association (NISA) skate guide.

If you are not quite at this level yet, but are interested in private lessons, our coaches are available to coach all ages and abilities on a 1-2-1 basis.

To book a training ice session or find out about 1-2-1 coaching, please contact your local Better Ice rink or go online via the link below.


See our Ice Skating Lessons

Boy ice skating

Ice Hockey Matches


Ice hockey is an adrenaline fuelled sport, full of fast-paced action and an almost electric atmosphere, which is amplified when watching live from the stands – check out the fixtures list for up and coming games on your local Better ice rinks webpage to be part of the action.